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Monday, February 11 2013, 07:20 PM EST
Mumford & Sons to Perform in Troy

UPDATE -- The Labor Day weekend music festival in Troy is sold out.  The event that will be headlined by Mumford and Sons, newly crowned Grammy winners for Album of the Year, sold out in just a few hours last Friday. 

Organizers say besides being sold out, there are only a few limited camping spots available.  If you bought a ticket, you will get an e-mail about those remaining camping spots.

Also, if you're looking to stay indoors, at a hotel, rooms are gone in the Troy area, but there are a few left in the Piqua area.

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TROY - Miami County is abuzz with the big news of Mumford and Sons coming to town this summer, and the city of Troy is bracing itself for the British Invasion.


A huge music fest, headlined by U.K. band, Mumford and Sons is coming to town August 30th and 31st. The Grammy nominated group picked Troy and just two other cities to tour in the United States for their ‘Gentlemen of the Road Stopover’ tour.


“We have a chance to now showcase our little mid-western city of 25,000 in a world market” said Mike Beamish, Troy Mayor.


Troy was chosen because of its scenic downtown, the Miami River and its performance venue options.


“It’s awesome that they’re coming here, so I’ll be here” said Tom Fellers, Troy Resident.


The ‘Stopover Tour’ is expected to bring 15,000 to 30,000 people per day, and pump over $12.6 million dollars in to the local economy.


For local business owners like Patty Rose, owner of “Leaf and Vine” in downtown Troy, she’s ecstatic.


“It’s going to affect all of our bottom lines, all of the businesses downtown will have a financial impact from this that’s in a positive way” said Patty Rose, Troy Business Owner.


Some hotels are already feeling the economic bump.


“Over 2,000 phone calls for one hotel, I would say Miami County is now sold out” said Diana Thompson, Miami County Visitor Bureau.


Tickets for the ‘Gentlemen of the Road Tour’ go on sale February 8th at 11am. Two day tickets cost $109 dollars.


For a complete list of acts and where you can find tickets visit, www.gentlemenoftheroad.com


Connect with ABC 22/FOX 45 Reporter Kavontae Smalls on Facebook and Twitter.

Mumford & Sons to Perform in Troy

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